Professor Dr. Thomas LUNDMARK, LL.M.

Prof.Dr. iur. Thomas LUNDMARKProfessor of Law, University of Munster, Germany

T homas LUNDMARK studied in California, Sweden, and Germany, earning degrees from San Diego State University (AB), the University of California, Berkeley (JD), and the University of Bonn (Dr.). After years of full-time legal practice, and part-time teaching at the University of San Diego, he returned to academia to serve for three years as a Fulbright guest professor at the Universities of Bonn, Rostock, and Greifswald before being appointed to the chair in Common Law and Comparative Jurisprudence at the University of Münster in 1997, making him the first American law professor at a German university.

Professor LUNDMARK has published over 100 articles and 10 books, including The Talking Law Dictionary, a German-English legal dictionary with recorded pronunciations by prominent judges, and Charting the Divide between Common and Civil Law. He is presently working on a book entitled Judicial legislating in Germany: a model for Europe?

Professor LUNDMARK researches and teaches primarily in the fields of legal theory and methodology, constitutional law, and comparative law. He has delivered lectures and seminars at dozens of universities, and has taught intensive courses at the University of Virginia, the University of Ottawa, the University of Southern Denmark, and La Trobe University.